The Pirate Party

The Pirate Party UK logo

Good news! The Pirate Party is now an officially registered political party in the U.K.!

So if you also agree that the copyright and patent laws are badly broken, vote for the Pirate Party when you go into a polling station!

You can checkout their manifesto on their website at:

If you are not in the UK, you can find out if they are active in your country here.


Fixing Firefox 3.5 flash video full-screen hang and blurry font on Linux

If you have just upgraded to Firefox 3.5 and have noticed the blurry fonts, and, or Firefox hangs if you put flash video on full-screen, I’ve got 2 workarounds for you.

Blurry font fix

cd /etc/fonts/conf.d
ln -s ../conf.avail/10-hinting-full.conf .
rm 10-hinting-slight.conf 10-hinting-medium.conf

Then restart Firefox – you should see the font changes.

Please note I am using full hinting – change the above to your hinting level as per your configuration.

I found the above solution from this page.

Flash video full-screen hang fix – This also applies to Firefox 3.0 as well!

Insert the following line to the Firefox startup script (/usr/bin/firefox):

export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/

I got this fix from this page.